ISO Community Hazard Mitigation outreach: A review of 2017

ISO is a Verisk business, and we at ISO Community Hazard Mitigation believe very strongly in delivering Verisk’s core values: Serve. Add Value. Innovate. One of the most significant ways in which we do that is to partner with communities throughout the United States to help make them safer.

CFP Outreach GraphicISO knows that prevention goes a long way toward achieving the shared goal of creating safer communities. The more people who understand how our programs work, what their benefits are, and the value of making improvements, the more lives and property we can help save. Our mitigation staff visits thousands of communities every year to conduct classes and train fire departments, municipalities, and residents.

In 2017, our mitigation staff worked exceptionally hard to conduct these community outreach programs. Our team consists of specialists and experts in our Public Protection Classification (PPC®), Building Code Effectiveness Grading Schedule (BCEGS®), and Community Rating System (CSR) programs. They conducted classes, conference presentations, one-on-one meetings, public presentations, online conferences, and 10,200-plus site visits in 45 states. We held more than 150 classes in every ISO state; additional classes were provided at 34 conferences.

Our people stand ready to share their knowledge and experience and work with communities to increase safety and fire prevention awareness. For more information, visit or contact me, Tom Weber, national director of Community Hazard Mitigation, at

Former National Director, Community Hazard Mitigation, Verisk. Tom Weber is now retired.

ISO Fire Suppression Rating Schedule

Our Fire Suppression Rating Schedule (FSRS) is free to chiefs and other fire officials. It's a manual containing the criteria Verisk uses in reviewing the fire prevention and fire suppression capabilities of individual communities or fire protection areas. To recieve a copy of the FSRS, contact our National Processing Center at 1-800-444-4554 and select Option 2.

H2O and Verisk

Water supply and distribution systems are important factors in determining a community’s ISO Public Protection Classification (PPC®). We provide complimentary educational training and seminars to water providers and associations throughout the country. Contact Hugh Gibson, national water resources manager, at for more information.

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